Category Archives: Charity

GHB supports some very worth causes around the world.

Children of Hope

Children of Hope is a Christian, non-profit organization which aims to assist children in Mexican orphanages.

Currently we are involved in four homes: Pan de Vida (Bread of Life) and Esperanza para Ti (Hope for You) in Queretaro, Dulce Refugio (Sweet Refuge) in Aguascalientes and Ancla de Amor (Anchor of Love)in Guaymas. We are also involved in one community center up in the mountains of Queretaro called the Casa Otomi (Otomi house).  Some of the children in care are true orphans; others have been abandoned or taken away from their parents because of neglect or abuse.

Children of Hope wants to support these ministries so that the children may grow up in a Christian setting to become responsible citizens of their community.

For as little as 40 dollars a month you can impact the lives of our children and be part of our child sponsorship program. These children can really use your help. It takes $160 to care for a child for one month. It is our hope that we can find four sponsors willing to commit to $40 a month to provide care for one child.

We believe it be a great way to connect you to a child and be a blessing to him or her. And we know that God blesses a cheerful giver.

Learn more at www.childrenofhope.info

Compassion International

CompassionCompassion connects you and the church in the developing world to end poverty in the life of a child. We work with the church in 26 countries to help children get an education, stay healthy, learn how to build strong relationships, and discover God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  GHB is proud to partner with Compassion to make the world a better place one child at a time.  Learn more at www.compassion.ca.

Missions Trip to Queretero, Mexico

In November 2012 Jason was part of a team of men that travelled to Mexico with Children of Hope to do some manual labor at an orphanage as well as providing food and clothes for some of the neediest people in the area.  This is a trip he won’t quickly forget and he looks forward to bringing the whole family on future trips.

 

 

 

 

African Children’s Choir

African Childrens ChoirGHB and the Spring Family are proud to sponsor a number of African children through the African Children’s Choir. Jen sponsored a child years before we were even married and we have continued to support this great organization and have named it the Official Charity of GHB.

The African Children’s Choir™ is made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in their countries.  Many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African Children’s Choir™ helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness.

Choir Selection

Before being selected to join the Choir, children, generally aged between 7 and 11 attend Music for Life camps.  These camps are fun and stimulating environments that provide a break from the daily hardships the young children face at home.  Games, crafts, music and devotions are some of the activities the children look forward to at camp. Once the children are selected, Choir Teams will spend a few days visiting the children’s homes to determine their needs and suitability for tour life.  They then have the difficult task of selecting the group of children who will form the next African Children’s Choir™

splashSeeTheChoir_685x548pxBreaking the cycle of poverty
Education is the key to positive change for Africa. Hoping to break the cycle of poverty, families make great sacrifices to send their children to school. However, most schools in Africa are poorly equipped, quite often with a student–to–teacher ratio of 100 to 1.

As they come from some of the most needy families, the African Children’s Choir™ is committed to helping Choir children physically, spiritually, emotionally and academically, giving each child an opportunity to reach their God-given potential.

While touring with the Choir, the children are exposed to a world of new possibilities. Chaperones, host communities and caring professionals share their wide variety of experiences with the children, exposing them to many new ideas and encouraging them to dream.

After returning to Africa, the African Children’s Choir™ provides care and education that builds on the unique international exposure the children experienced abroad. The children receive a quality education, leadership training and spiritual ministry at the Music for Life Primary School in Kampala, or at other well-equipped schools in their respective countries.

High Achievers

At the Music for Life Primary School in Uganda, class sizes are kept small.   A team of dedicated teachers offers a traditional core curriculum, as well as classes in Computer Studies, Art, Music and Swahili.  A stimulating extra–curricular program also helps develop students’ athletic and artistic performance skills.   For instance, the school is home to several soccer teams, and hosts Choir concerts during the school year for students’ families and the local community.  This approach has proven successful each year as the children’s examination results are among the highest in the country.
Selection into the African Children’s Choir™ means a long-term commitment and investment as the children are supported through their secondary and post–secondary education. Scholarships, school visits, camps and counseling are just some examples of the support given.  The African chaperones currently traveling with the Choirs are only a few of the many graduates who were once part of the African Children’s Choir™.

For more information including sponsorship opportunities and the Choir Tour Schedule please visit their website at www.africanchildrenschoir.com